In the Valley of Elah

(2007)

Tommy Lee Jones plays a career soldier whose son mysteriously goes AWOL, shortly after returning to the U.S. from the front lines in Iraq. Charlize Theron will play a local police detective who helps him get to the bottom of the soldier's disappearance.

Paul Haggis and Michael Nozik Form HWY61 Films

Paul Haggis and his producing partner Michael Nozik have just announced the formation of HWY61 Films. According to Variety, the deal for HWY61 also attaches the new production house to United Artists, who recently made a deal with the WGA, allowing UA productions to continue throughout the strike.

The first project for HWY61 might possibly be Ranger's Apprentice, which Haggis wrote as a potential piece to direct. Ranger's Apprentice is based on the fantasy series from author John Flanagan, which follows the adventures of an orphan named Will who becomes an apprentice ranger and fights to keep the mythical land of Araluen free from villains, invaders and other forces of evil.

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Julianne Moore to Star in ‘Shelter’

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Filming for Shelter is scheduled begin late March on location in Pittsburgh.

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‘In the Valley of Elah’ Comes to DVD and HD DVD on February 19th

Who wants some more Paul Haggis on DVD?

In the Valley of Elah is coming to DVD on February 19. The disc will be released in both the standard and HD DVD formats. The film stars Tommy Lee Jones, Susan Sarandon, Charlize Theron and is directed by Paul Haggis.

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Charlize Theron and Paul Haggis on ‘In the Valley of Elah’

Charlize Theron and director Paul Haggis were in Los Angeles recently to promote their new post-war drama, In the Valley of Elah.

The independent film stars Tommy Lee Jones, Charlize Theron, Susan Sarandon, James Franco, Frances Fisher, Jonathon Tucker, Jason Patric, Josh Brolin, Jake McLaughlin, Victor Wolf, Mehcad Brooks and Wes Chatham.

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INTERVIEW: Tommy Lee Jones and Susan Sarandon on ‘In the Valley of Elah’

Tommy Lee Jones and Susan Sarandon were in Los Angeles recently to promote their new post-war drama, In the Valley of Elah.

The independent film stars Tommy Lee Jones, Charlize Theron, Susan Sarandon, James Franco, Frances Fisher, Jonathon Tucker, Jason Patric, Josh Brolin, Jake McLaughlin, Victor Wolf, Mehcad Brooks and Wes Chatham.

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James Franco, Frances Fisher, Tim McGraw, Jason Patric and Mehcad Brooks Join ‘In the Valley of Elah’

James Franco, Frances Fisher, Tim McGraw, Jason Patric and Mehcad Brooks have all signed on to star in the mystery thriller, In the Valley of Elah for Warner Independent Pictures and Summit Entertainment.

Tommy Lee Jones, Charlize Theron, Susan Sarandon and Jonathan Tucker have already been cast for Paul Haggis, who is writing, directing and producing. The Hollywood Reporter says the film follows a war veteran (Jones) in search of his son, an exemplary soldier who recently returned from Iraq and has gone AWOL. Franco is playing a sergeant, Fisher a waitress, McGraw a police chief and Patric an Army lieutenant; Brooks is a member of the son's squad.

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